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ChanAn Ancient Maya Farming Community$
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Cynthia Robin

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813039831

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813039831.001.0001

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“Empty” Spaces and Public Places

“Empty” Spaces and Public Places

A Microscopic View of Chan's Late Classic West Plaza

(p.150) 8 “Empty” Spaces and Public Places

Cynthia Robin

University Press of Florida

This chapter focuses on the West Plaza of the community center at the Maya farming community of Chan. The West Plaza was a key location for community-wide ritual and ceremonies and the largest open plaza space at Chan. Methodologically this chapter pays special attention to microartifact analysis. Microartifacts are the micro remains of ancient activities that tend to stay in place because they are too small to be swept or thrown away by ancient people. Thus they provide archaeology with a window into the ancient activities that took place in a space.

Keywords:   Archaeology, Maya, Chan, farming community, microartifact analysis, plaza, ritual

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